Published on : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
On this first day of spring, the Dallas Arboretum is extending its most popular spring festival, Dallas Blooms, through Easter weekend, April 20, thanks to Bank of America.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Dallas Blooms began on February 22. With the theme “Birds in Paradise,” the festival features thousands of tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and many other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. In addition, the two beloved 13-foot tall peacock topiaries spread their colorful petal tails in the Jonsson Color Garden. The finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom during April.
Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum’s vice president of gardens and guest services, said, “Due to the cold temperatures and extreme winter we’ve had, we are extending Dallas Blooms so that more people have the opportunity to see the largest floral festival in the Southwest. The cherry trees are starting to blossom, and more flowers will be at their peak in the weeks to come.” He added, “We are grateful to Bank of America as the presenting sponsor to be able to offer this gift to the city.”
In addition to Bank of America as the presenting sponsor of Dallas Blooms, Park Place Dealerships, Celebrity Cruises, Kimberly-Clark, C.C. Young and Tom Thumb are supporting sponsors.”The Dallas Blooms exhibit has been such a popular attraction for our community that we are excited as sponsors to see the exhibit extended through April so more families can enjoy this spring tradition and further benefit our local economy,” said Gillian Breidenbach, Senior Vice President and North Texas Market Manager. “The two additional weeks allow more families to take advantage of this delightful visual display of a half-million spring blossoms while enjoying the beautiful spring weather we’re starting to have in Dallas.”
As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum also features its Bird House Exhibit, four life-size playhouses designed by local architects where children can play while learning about birds.